Landlord / Tenant

Coronado Law Group provides representation for both Landlords and Tenants. Chapter 83 of the Florida Statutes outline the rights, duties, and responsibilities for each of these parties.

The most common dispute that we encounter from landlords is the failure to pay rent, while tenants commonly seek our services due to the landlord’s neglect of a lingering problem.

We can help reach a timely solution to these disagreements, as well as any other issues that may arise. We can also provide resources that illustrate the timeline of the legal process regarding landlord / tenant interactions in clear and simplified language so that both parties have a true understanding of their rights.

Recent Cases in Landlord Tenant Actions

CORPORATE REPRESENTATION. In a recent landlord-tenant case, Appellants Natalia Solange Pomales and Anthony Martinez faced eviction initiated by Aklipse Asset Management, Inc. Both parties sought attorney’s fees and costs. Due to Aklipse’s lack of legal representation, the case took a complex turn, highlighting the importance of proper legal counsel in such matters. The trial court granted an improper voluntary dismissal, emphasizing the significance of having experienced legal representation. Representing oneself as a corporation in a legal dispute is not permissible, and this case serves as a stark reminder of this legal principle.

At Coronado Law Group, we understand the complexities of landlord-tenant disputes and the crucial need for expert legal guidance. Whether you’re a landlord or a tenant, our experienced attorneys are here to provide you with the professional representation you deserve. If you’re facing a landlord-tenant issue or any legal matter, contact us today for the expert legal counsel and support you need to protect your rights and interests.

LEASE TERMS: In the case of EDGAR J. ORTUZAR v. DANA D. FOLEY, Appellant Edgar Ortuzar appealed an attorney’s fee award to Appellee Dana Foley in a residential eviction case. The background reveals that Ortuzar sued to evict Foley in 2020, and the case was voluntarily dismissed after the parties reached a resolution. Subsequently, Foley requested attorney’s fees, which the trial court granted, citing section 83.48 of the Florida Statutes and the lease agreement.

However, the Appellate Court reversed the decision, arguing that Foley wasn’t entitled to attorney’s fees because no judgment or decree was rendered in her favor after the voluntary dismissal. The court’s interpretation of the statute and lease led to the conclusion that a judgment or decree in favor of the party seeking fees is a prerequisite for awarding attorney’s fees. Since this condition wasn’t met, the trial court lacked authority to grant the fees.

This case highlights the importance of understanding the legal criteria for awarding attorney’s fees in landlord-tenant disputes and having appropriate language within your lease. To read the full case, please follow this link.

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